Greek Feast at Cavos: The Sequel
What a glorious week! A birthday, a few days of quintessential autumn weather, and a Greek feast at Cavos Tavern & Pizzeria.
Leeanne and I arrived for lunch on Thursday afternoon with visions of crisp Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko and platters of Greek specialties dancing in our heads (not your usual gyros here, friends). Unfortunately, our hopes were soon dashed when we learned that Cavos no longer carries Assyrtiko. Our lovely server Edyta more than made it up to us with an impromptu wine tasting of Nasiakos Moschofilero and “My Big Fat Greek Wine” Savatiano, the house white. Leeanne chose a glass of the former, I chose the latter, and we were both happy campers.
The food, as usual, was unparalleled.
Starting with the classic tzatziki and an overflowing basket of pita that I could’ve dined on alone, we moved on to attack much of the mezedes menu, filling our table with salty, savory saganaki, fried zucchini with skordalia and tomato sauce, spanakopita scented with fragrant dill, and a plate of chicken and lamb skewers.
In mere moments, stuffed beyond comprehension, we finished by stuffing the leftovers into to-go boxes. But not before our server showed up with complimentary dishes of rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon. Holy hell. The ultimate comfort.
So, as I sit here demolishing the leftovers of Thursday’s feast, I have to wonder how it’s taken me two entire years to make it back to Cavos after my initial meal. Never again.